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Poster: FroggyMe6581 Date: Mar 22, 2012 8:35pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: new video/audio player 'opt in' is live!

Hello Tracey,

I don't mind that there is a new player for those who like it on those systems on which it works. But it is discouraging and silly that it says "While I still can..." regarding switching back to the old player. Even if the button is _really_ small, please let us always have the option of going to the old player for older systems. :)

The old video player is one I've seen on other websites too, and I like it a lot. It's very fast and responsive, and works great. The new player doesn't work at all. It just gives me a black screen. I watch the Computer Chronicles all the time on this computer, and don't want to resort to streaming through an external program someday. I'm using Ubuntu 10.4 LTS with the newest version of Firefox 3.6 (from 2012). I've also tried the new video player on a Windows 2000 machine using the newest (2012) version of Firefox 3.6, and it didn't work at all, while the old player worked great as always.

Regarding the audio player, the newer player seems slower and bogged down on an old machine. The old player even works on my Windows 98SE machine running Firefox 2.0.0.20 with Flash 9. The new one certainly doesn't :) Though on that machine, I always choose to stream through WinAmp for a much more fluid experience, but the point I'm making is that the old player even works on really old hardware.

Please uphold your motto of "_Universal_ access to all knowledge", and don't cut off those of us that choose to, or can't, upgrade. I really love this website, and truly hope that it will stay universally useful. It's as simple as always having a link to what works perfectly right now (the old or current, depending on your point of view, audio and video players.)

Peter

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: Mar 28, 2012 5:17pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: new video/audio player 'opt in' is live!

ok, as far as I know, v3.6 of firefox is way old on Win2000. maybe it's pegged to a very old version
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all-older.html
that's from beginning of 2010 best I can tell
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/3.6/releasenotes/

if you upgrade win2000 to firefox v11, i'm guessing you'll see quite a different experience.


have you tried clickthe "i prefer flash" link under the video player?
that way you can kind of force our player to try flash *first* and only try html5 after that.

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Poster: Herre Date: Mar 23, 2012 5:36am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: new video/audio player 'opt in' is live!

So here I have nothing more to add, I absolutely agree with you Peter, Now it looks a little embarrassing and poor with a player that's just a black screen, while it always worked so nice against Unlike many other website with flashy modern players, I prefer a solid player that always works, like the old one!

Herre

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: Apr 1, 2012 3:04pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: new video/audio player 'opt in' is live!

http://archive.org/post/416537/new-video-audio-player-opt-in-is-live

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: Mar 28, 2012 5:21pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: new video/audio player 'opt in' is live!

well, how about adding what OS/browser you are using?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: Apr 1, 2012 3:01pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: new video/audio player 'opt in' is live!

firefox v3.6 should be fixed now

http://archive.org/post/416537/new-video-audio-player-opt-in-is-live

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